instrument of war

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He knew the names and characters and capabilities of all the men who were with him, and he set them to work at once with vigour and effect to secure this precious instrument of war.
To whom our Saviour answered thus, unmoved:-- "Much ostentation vain of fleshly arm And fragile arms, much instrument of war, Long in preparing, soon to nothing brought, Before mine eyes thou hast set, and in my ear Vented much policy, and projects deep Of enemies, of aids, battles, and leagues, Plausible to the world, to me worth naught.
Rape continues to be used by his forces across Sudan as an instrument of war and oppression.
Back then it was an instrument of war - a matter of getting artillery into the sky, that's all it was.
India is using water as an instrument of war, converting grain producing land of neighboring countries into deserts through inundation and trickling of water.
Taliban spokesman regretted that during past governments always used Taliban as an instrument of war, due to which lawlessness always prevailed in Pakistan.
A serious instrument of war demands a serious purpose.
In places like the Great Lakes, rape has become an instrument of war.
This is the other instrument of war who ironically praises and beautifies an instrument of death, his assault rifle, "so it shines.
finite destruction [of specific targets] would end wars quickly, without crippling manpower losses--maximum results with a minimum of death--and thus, bombing would actually serve as a beneficial instrument of war.
Elephants were used as an instrument of war in olden days.
He contends that the American contribution to this general idea was the envisioning of a precision bombing campaign based on sophisticated technology: "The finite destruction would end wars quickly, without crippling manpower losses--maximum results with a minimum of death--and thus, bombing would actually serve as a beneficial instrument of war.

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